WATCH CDC, a local nonprofit focused on community organizing, is doing amazing work compiling a centralized COVID-19 Resource Guide to support the Waltham community during this difficult time. The guide currently lists resources related to healthcare, food (including FREE LUNCH AND DINNER for all Waltham youth), housing, utilities, income and employment, and is being updated continuously. You can also find a list of ways to volunteer or donate during this time, and information regarding service closures and interruptions. We encourage all Waltham community members to visit this site. If you are aware of a COVID-19 related resource that is not listed, please share with WATCH CDC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WPY Coalition Website
Website developed by the WPY Coalition to share resources on mental health and wellness, suicide prevention, and substance misuse prevention. View the site here.
Interface Mental Health Referral Service
A mental health and wellness referral system at William James College, working in partnership with WPY since 2007 to serve the Waltham community. Many thanks to Boston Children's Hospital for generously providing matching funds for this service. Read More…
CHNA 17 Mental Health Resources for BIPOC Individuals
CHNA 17’s resource page on their website now has a section for mental health resources for BIPOC-identifying individuals. Take a look here.
School Counseling Department Social Emotional and Community Wellbeing Resources
This site lists a wide range of resources for families in multiple languages, on topics such as mental health, domestic violence, food assistance, and LGBTQ resources.
Network of Care Massachusetts
Resources for children and adults with mental health and substance abuse needs, including a directory of over 5,000 programs and organizations across the Commonwealth searchable by keyword and zip code.
Waltham Freedom Team
Hotline for people to share concerns about racial forms of bias and hate. The bilingual hotline is checked regularly by the Chief of Police and Jamele Adams. Anyone who has witnessed or experienced bias-motivated acts can call the Waltham Freedom Team hotline at 781-314-FREE (3733).
Listen • Talk • Listen
Openly communicate with your children. Listen to their concerns. Share why you disapprove of underage drinking and other substance use. Be realistic and understanding about the pressures they are facing. Help youth find risk taking activities that are healthy. Find Out More
Creative Coping Toolkit
Click here for 6 great activities to help keep you calm and grounded. Activities can be done individually, or as a class, group, or family. Give it a try!
Provides support to children, teens, and families experiencing or anticipating grief due to the death of a significant person. Services available include counseling, bereavement groups, educational literature, and workshops. For more information, click here, call 855-774-5100, or email ChildLife@CareDimensions.org.
Waltham Education and Beyond Foundation
The mission of the Waltham Education & Beyond Foundation is to broaden community support to help achieve education excellence for all students in the Waltham Public Schools. The purpose of the WEBF is to provide resources to support innovative ideas and projects that promote academic achievement, excitement in learning and instruction.
For information on grants available through WEBF click here.
The Linda Y. King Memorial Fund
The Linda Y. King Memorial Fund makes contributions to support technology education. Recently, the Linda King Memorial Fund has sponsored internships under the WPY Summer Internship Program, allowing 2 interns to serve as mentors for the middle school robotics camp during each of the last two summers. The fund has also contributed to technology needs at the Waltham Family School. The fund, which is managed by the Waltham Partnership for Youth, was established in memory of Linda Y. King, a teacher for seventeen years in the Waltham Public Schools, who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2003. She worked as a Kindergarten teacher, teacher's aide, director of Project G.A.T.E., and finally, from 1993 to 2003 as a teacher of Educational Technology. Tax-deductible contributions may be made to the Linda Y. King Memorial Fund c/o the Waltham Partnership for Youth, Inc. 617 Lexington Street, Waltham, MA 02452.